Set it Off
Set it Off at the Birmingham Institute
The Birmingham Institute is the first stop on the 2014 Set It Off Tour on Saturday 15th November for a night that will be one to remember. Over the course of the night there will be six headliners including Slow Magic, Blue Hawaii and Odesza.
The first to join the line up is Slow Magic, an artist who has managed to stay anonymous through the use of their captivating glo-fi outfit, keeping their name and appearance a secret known by only themselves. Fronting an eclectic mix of synth pop and trip hop, her sound is innately experimental but provides a large amount of energy through the use of two floor toms, which the masked musician pounds on to create an awesome upsurge.
Odesza are the second to join the line up, a duo from Seattle who’s blending of sweeping bass, glitchy vocals, crunchy drums and summery melodies has given them a large fan base. Their first EP ‘My Friends Never Die’ was released in 2013 and was hard hitting yet insatiably dreamy journey that all through featured highly pitched vocals. The name was contrived from the ship of Harrison Mills’ uncle (one half of the pair) that was lost at sea. The other half, Clayton Knight, also a graduate of Western Washington University is classically trained in the piano and the guitar.
The five-piece Californian band Craft Spells are favourers of an old school indie pop vibe, inspired by the 80s. They have produced two studio albums and a number of EPs that have together helped the group embark on an expansive tour.
Blue Hawaii are the second duo on the line up that is made up of Alex Cowan and ex BRAIDS member Raphaella Standell-Preston. Together both their DJ sets and live shows are an exciting spectacle that create awesome atmosphere with wet vocals and steady beats that progress into superb crescendos.
Yung Gud is the fifth addition to the line up and brings with him a large dose of instrumental hip-hop, complementing the style of Flying Lotus and Samiyam. Heavy bass lies under glitchy melody and urban vocals that together will shake you right to your core.
The next and penultimate guest is DJ Paypal, the Berlin based producer who again fronts an interesting wave of experimental hip-hop, which adds further layers to this deep crater of weird and wonderful sounds.
Finally is the new addition, Ambassadeurs, the DJ, producer and musician from Brighton. Ambassadeurs, or Mark Dobson, blends an eclectic mix of modern sounds from Hip-Hop to EDM that results in a creative, genre defying style that completes this creative bunch of performers perfectly.
AGE RESTRICTION: OVER 18's ONLY
Slow Magic (Live)
Craft Spells (Live)
Blue Hawaii (DJ Set)
Yung Gud (Live
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